PAIN AFTER LIPOSUCTION
Liposuction is quite a common surgical procedure that has a short recovery time in most cases.Just like with any other kind of surgery, it is important to understand that there are no hard rules as to when one will be completely recovered. Each patient may have different recommendations from the doctor as to when he or she can return to work or start exercising again, depending on age, weight, and general health condition.
Are you wondering what you can expect after liposuction?
A better-defined body, a more balanced and harmonious silhouette, and also the emotional well-being that comes with an improved appearance. When considering these, it might seem superfluous to discuss the pain,bruising, and swelling that occur during the recovery period, but it is important to know exactly what to expect after liposuction so you can mentally prepare before the procedure.
The recovery process after liposuction will require time and patience; the results will be visible in about three to six months. Most patients can resume their daily activity within a couple of days or weeks after the liposuction. Swelling and bruising are natural effects of the surgery, and they will disappear in the course of two to four weeks for some patients, while for other individuals it might take up to six months to get rid of all the swelling. Some patients experience numbness in the area where the liposuction was performed, and while it is unpleasant, it is not painful.
While some report pain after they recover from the anesthetic, medication is prescribed to control it. The pain felt is different from individual to individual and depends on how each body adjusts to the procedure. For some, it is easily manageable and barely there, while others who have a lower resistance to pain will feel it more prominently. But, as we have mentioned, it is easily controlled with medication.
It is essential for the patient to follow the recommendations of the doctor. Not allowing the body to recover before starting exercise or resuming an active lifestyle can lead to painful episodes. Also, not wearing the girdle (if recommended) may cause some level of pain that can otherwise be avoided. To avoid unnecessary pain and to speed the healing process, it is recommended that you avoid long baths, alcoholic drinks, and smoking for at least seven days after the surgery.
In short, we can say that while discomfort can be felt after the procedure is performed, it is rare that the pain is difficult to cope with. It is also important to remember that the pain (when it occurs) is short-lived. Using Arnica Montana supplements and creams can help reduce the swelling faster.